College Student 2013-04-23T07:27:52Z
Always available in all of the libraries of BC. Most are updated Macintosh and Windows.
College Student 2013-04-23T07:25:28Z
BC dining is rated top in the nation. It offers high quality food. Although it may be exceptional, the fact that they serve the same things everyday, it starts to get old. So be sure to get the best food during culture nights!
College Student 2013-04-23T07:17:42Z
Nightlife is okay in BC. It's pretty average for a college campus. People usually crowd in the Mods since we don't have frats. Freshmen guys will initially find trouble getting into parties. But as the year progresses and people start to know upperclassmen, getting invited gets pretty easy.
College Student 2013-04-23T07:15:20Z
BC is near the B-line of the T, and convenient transportation allows you to go to Boston easily to access a wide variety of food. Four stations from the BC stop is a place called "Harvard Ave" and it offers a lot of ethnic Asian cuisine. The place has restaurants ranging from Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, and some sports pubs. Boston quite obviously is pretty diverse and offers any kind of food there is.
College Sophomore 2013-04-22T20:02:43Z
The BC buses are relatively on time and can take you many places in the area.
College Sophomore 2013-04-22T20:00:46Z
The winters can get pretty cold and many years there is a lot of snow. But spring can also be a very nice time as far as weather goes.
College Sophomore 2013-04-22T19:58:15Z
It is pretty easy to get written up for underage drinking but you get a warning for the first few offenses.
College Senior 2013-04-14T22:20:46Z
The B line station is right across the street from campus and if you need to go further in the city you can take to BC shuttle to the Reservoir train station. The BC shuttle goes around campus and to several places on Commonwealth Ave. There's a taxi stand infront of the B line train station and the Reservoir station.
College Senior 2013-04-14T22:16:21Z
There are many options for off campus housing, however, all options are expensive.
College Senior 2013-04-10T15:44:38Z
Health & Safety:
I love the campus police. I've had a couple run ins with them but they are good guys/gals and they really are there to help you. I also feel safer with them at certain campus events. Safety services are great! I in university counseling and one of the alcohol management classes and they really do put things in perspective for you and make campus life a lot easier. Our school also voted to pass a new drinking punishment matrix which I'm sure incoming students will love because it will lessen your chances of getting into a lot of trouble if your caught underage drinking or if you overdo it with the drinks
College Senior 2013-04-10T15:30:30Z
School spirit has been sucking lately, but I blame that on the students for the most part. In the next few years i anticipate our sports team and awareness growing. The football and hockey games are number one, and you'll definitely want to tailgate and travel for Football and catch the hockey games when you can.
College Senior 2013-04-10T15:22:46Z
Work Hard Play Hard – Work hard play hard has always been the mentality I seen at BC. Students take their studies seriously, the professors are always around to help, and unless your pre-med, nursing or in the school of business the curriculum is fairly simple. Registration is done by lottery times and you usually get into the classes you want and need for your major. If this isn't this case you can always email your teachers for an override.
College Senior 2013-04-10T15:20:05Z
I wish the course selection for political science was a little more advanced and that they offered a more diverse array of classes, however the classes they do offer are very challenging. With that being said I feel like many people go into majors that don't require you to do a lot of work so majors like political science, philosophy, and other writing intensive classes are overlooked.
College Senior 2013-04-10T15:18:28Z
During passing minutes (when classes change) printing areas tend to be crowded. BC has this awesome rental program though for students interested in renting any type of technology. They also put a lot of free software on your laptop if you so choose.
College Junior 2013-03-30T13:45:39Z
Alcohol use at Boston College is fairly wide spread. It is definitely the most commonly used drug. Other than this, the ONLY other drugs I have heard of being used or seen myself are marijuna and adderal. There is not much of a drug scene at BC, you can have an active and fun social life without using drugs at all.
College Junior 2013-03-30T13:25:15Z
The majority of students at this school are conservative, white, and Catholic. Many people are very grounded in their ways, often appearing ignorant, homophobic and racist. The school consists of a lot of wealthy people, very preppy attire, and little to no diversity. I honestly thought there was more diversity at my tiny suburban private school on the South Shore...
College Junior 2013-03-29T19:03:01Z
The building overall are beautiful, but the recreation center needs to be renovated
College Sophomore 2013-03-26T14:10:35Z
As a biology major (also pre-med), I am in many classes with fellow aspiring pre-meds, which leads to competitiveness. Coming into this school, I was a stellar student, but grade deflation has shown me otherwise. Many departments, like chemistry and biology, urge teachers to keep test averages low and when the averages aren't kept low, the teachers either take it upon themselves to make the tests extremely hard(to the point where nobody can get a grade above 85, or the department pushes the teachers to make the tests extremely difficult. I am not saying this as a complaint, but I believe the tests that have 50 averages is a little extreme and proves my point of grade deflation. Besides this, I have met many intellectual classmates and amazing teachers who are very intelligent and experts in their fields.
College Sophomore 2013-03-21T18:51:52Z
The dormitories themselves are nice, for the most part. Newton can be a hassle for Freshmen, but there are a large amount of students who loved it. The real problem with BC housing is the lottery system, which is VERY prone to screwing kids over. the lottery system is completely random, meaning that there is absolutely nothing that decides where you live besides pure luck. This is really only a problem in sophomore year, where students can either get lucky and live in beautiful 8-man suites on lower campus (which is widely accepted as the nicest part of the school) or live in traditional doubles and triples on upper with all the freshmen. Junior year, kids who live on campus get priority with pick times and therefore are pretty much guaranteed one of those 8 man suites on lower, but most kids live off campus. And you cant really go wrong with the senior housing. Every senior lives on campus in either the modular homes (the famous MODS) or in one of a few townhouse / apartment style suite buildings. So basically, the only time you can really get screwed with the BC lottery system is in your sophomore year, or freshman year, if you do not want to live on Newton.
College Junior 2013-03-19T01:27:20Z
Most students have their own laptops here, but both of the libraries have computers you can use or just use to print from. We have both Macs and PCs in the libraries. Each semester students get 500 pages for printing, otherwise it is $0.03 for each page beyond that. The internet here is pretty fast, and it is wireless. We have two networks: one for general use on the campus and one for students and faculty. The libraries also have a rental system if your laptop needs repairs so you are not without.
College Junior 2013-03-19T01:20:01Z
Drinking, Not Smoking – Most students drink here no matter what grade. Not as many do drugs, but pot is the most common. Alcohol is a part of most weekend activities. It is really easy to get caught drinking in freshmen dorms because of the RAs. So go to upper classmen dorms or off campus to be safe. Also, we have a policy where if you are concerned for your well being or your friend's, you can call the police, and they will take you to the infirmary and you avoid getting in trouble.
College Junior 2013-03-19T01:18:43Z
The campus has its own shuttle that goes around the campus, the off-campus housing, and to the nearest subway T-stop to take you into Boston. There is another T-stop line at the base of lower campus which is convenient as well.
College Senior 2013-03-11T04:26:28Z
Boston College is mostly white, however, we are considered more diverse than other schools because we're small and 29% of our students are of color and 48 states and 60 countries are represented. 70% of students identify themselves as Catholic, which makes sense considering we're a Jesuit school.
College Senior 2013-03-11T04:10:19Z
Boston College is a prestigious school that has students who work hard during the week and play hard on weekends. Our gym (the Plex) is fantastic, however, it always appears to be full because of how health conscious our students are. We all seem to value our education and our friendships. One thing that I find unfortunate is how cliques determine a lot about you. People seem to get lumped together here, especially if you're a person of color. I am of African descent but am used to having friends of all races and backgrounds; some do not understand this. BC offers a very wide array of clubs and volunteers opportunities.
College Junior 2013-03-07T19:39:08Z
The drug scene at Boston College is not really a big thing, although it depends on who you hang out with. If people are doing drugs, they are usually just smoking. Drinking is a much more popular activity.
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